Post # 1
Random question, but I can’t decide this on my own- is it traditional to put “cocktail hour and reception to follow” on the invite, or can I just put “reception to follow”? We are having the ceremony, cocktails and reception in one place.
Would people wonder if we would be having a cocktail hour if it’s not clearly written on the invite? Would they even notice the difference?
Just asking since my invites don’t mention a cocktail hour. I could till change it before they are printed though if I needed to do so.
Thanks for your help Bees!! 🙂
Post # 3
I haven’t seen it written on invitations and don’t have it written on mine. I think people generally know to move on to the reception after the ceremony, and might just expect for there to be a cocktail hour. If there’s not, there’s not and I don’t think anyone would complain. Don’t worry about adding it!
Post # 4
I think that the reception includes dinner and the cocktail hour so putting both is redundant.
Post # 5
The cocktail hour, as far as your guests (and your caterer) are concerned, is part of the reception. It doesn’t need to be spelled out on the invitation.
Post # 6
It’s part of the reception so you don’t need to list it separately. Just say “Dinner and dancing to follow”.
Post # 7
Thanks guys! I was worrying about nothing, huh? Good to know!
Post # 8
A cocktail hour is traditionally part of the reception so I am not including it as a seperate thing. People will expect cocktails/social hour before the formal dinner!
Post # 9
yeah i don’t think i’ll be including cocktails on the invite either 😀
Post # 10
We put “Reception To Follow” on the invites, and then we have a separate reception card that says “Cocktails at 5:00, seating for dinner at 6:30”.